Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards

Each year, since 1965, Santa Barbara Beautiful has recognized and celebrated outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses who have created and developed important community public-access projects that have enhanced the quality of life and expanded the beauty the City of Santa Barbara.

Annual Awards Programs

Santa Barbara Shines!

Program – 2022 Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards
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Golden Leaf Awards

Program – 2021 Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards
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Golden Leaf Awards

Program – 2020 Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards
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Pathways to Community

Program – 2019 Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards
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Growing Resiliency

Program – 2018 Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards
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Rain & Renewal

Program – 2017 Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards
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Waves of Beauty

Program – 2016 Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards
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Celebrating 50 Years of Beautification!

Program – 2015 Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards
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Timeless Santa Barbara

Program – 2014 Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards
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Under Santa Barbara Skies

Program – 2013 Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards
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Rhapsody in Blooom

Program – 2012 Santa Barbara Beautiful Awards
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Cabrillo Ball Park Santa Barbara with Chromatic Gate
Painting of a Blue Heron

We are pleased also pleased to present a chronicle of these award-winning achievements over the years. Click here to explore in a showcase format.

The recognition is phenomenal! It’s an amazing surprise. And that people are visiting it, and enjoying it and recognizing it is beyond anything that we ever expected.
Kirsten & Darrell Becker, Becker Studios, Commercial Property Award Recipient

Santa Barbara Cabrillo Pavilion
Cabrillo Pavilion - 2022 President's Award
Foothills Forever was created to preserve open space
Foothills Forever
Santa Barbara Modern Art Museum SBMA wins Golden Leaf Award by Santa Barbara Beautiful
Santa Barbara Museum of Art